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Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven

Categories: Art Museums, Museums
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4.7/5 based on 600+ reviews on the web
Yale University Art Gallery displays art from nearly all cultures, but it's most famous for its collection of early Italian paintings, African sculptures, and modern art. Located in several buildings on the university campus, the gallery also houses world-renowned collections of American decorative and fine arts from as far back as the 17th century. Of particular note is the small collection of rare American silver. Opened in 1832, the gallery recently underwent renovations to connect three separate galleries while maintaining their distinct architectural styles; it reopened in 2012. For travelers who use our world travel planner, New Haven holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Yale University Art Gallery and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • A masterpiece architecture classic by Lou Kahn (floor/ceiling structure was first of its kind), built to display other masterpieces. Seamless connection to the original art gallery is beautiful as wel...  read more »
  • This art gallery has got it all, and the admission is free! It's not too big, so you'll be able to spend time looking at everything. The collection includes greats as Van Gogh, Monet, Manet, Pollock a...  read more »
  • Several times a week, the Yale Art Gallery offers FREE admission, tours, lectures, special exhibits usually presented by a noted art expert, curator or researcher. Awesome. 
  • I was not expecting a world class art history museum to be nestled in downtown New Haven. Yes, it's Yale, but still-- it was a surprise. The collection is amazing, and the museum is free to the public! They have everything from 5000 year old Greek, Egyptian and Roman artifacts to contemporary American art, and everything in between (Rodin, Van Gogh, Monet, Rembrandt, and so much more). I can't wait to go back and see more.
  • This is an excellent museum with an outstanding collection. You can see the entire museum in a day without feeling totally wiped out. The admission is free and there's a plethora of places nearby to eat. Afterall, it's a college town (Yale)
  • Admission is free: first plus. You can find things no other museum has in the world (i.e. the only remaining Roman shield): second plus. You can move from ancient culture to modern painters:third plus. The sculpture terrace on the roof is one of the best place for resting in yale: fourth is a must see
  • Great collection. Free admission. Excellent customer service. A must visit after Yale campus tour.
  • We had a very enjoyable and stimulating visit seeing wonderful art from around the world and extending across millennia. The descriptive materials give excellent information about each piece and the artist's era.
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